Wednesday, December 16, 2009

At Last: Real Writers Call Out BHO's Fave Rhetorical Moves

Reason's Jacob Sullam is the first we've seen in a real publication to point out Obama's favorite rhetorical trope, the false-false choice. Along the way, he also notes Obama's penchant for the phrase "there are those who say . . ." to introduce something that no one really says, and to introduce his own assertions with "let me be just clear," a clause that regularly introduces a statement that is a clear as it is counter-factual.

Good. Let's hope others start drawing attention to this tired stuff.

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